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Yellowbacks

A yellow-back is a cheap fiction novel which was published in Britain in the second half of the 19th century. They were occasionally called 'mustard-plaster' novels. Developed in the 1840s to compete with the 'penny dreadful', Yellow-Backs were marketed as entertaining reading. They had brightly coloured covers, often printed by chromoxylography, that were attractive to a new class of readers, thanks to the spread of education and rail travel. Routledges were one of the first publishers to begin marketing Yellow-Backs by starting their "Railway Library" in 1849. The series included 1,277 titles, published over 50 years. These mainly consisted of stereotyped reprints of fiction novels originally published as cloth editions. By the late 19th century, Yellow-Backs included sensational fiction, adventure stories, 'educational' manuals, handbooks, and cheap biographies.

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by Gaboriau, Emile, 1832-1873; Craigie, Dorothy, 1901-, collector. GEU; Greene, Graham, 1904-1991, collector. GEU
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Translation of: Le petit vieux de Batignolles
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by Ward, Artemus, 1834-1867; Hotten, John Camden, 1832-1873
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Introduction signed: John Camden Hotten
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by Sala, George Augustus, 1828-1895; Graff, James H., former owner. GEU
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Bound in illustrated paper-covered boards
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by Grant, James, 1822-1887
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Topic: Crimean War, 1853-1856
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by Victor, Metta Victoria Fuller, 1831-1885
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Bound in illustrated paper wrappers
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by Collins, Wilkie, 1824-1889
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Topics: Literature, Literature
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by Smith, Albert, 1816-1860; Van Thal, Herbert, 1904-1983, former owner. GEU
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by Braddon, M. E. (Mary Elizabeth), 1835-1915
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by Clarke, Charles, 1815?-1870; Graff, James H., former owner. GEU
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by Lawrence, George A. (George Alfred), 1827-1876; Graff, James H., former owner. GEU
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by Donovan, Dick, 1843-1934; Craigie, Dorothy, 1901-, collector. GEU; Greene, Graham, 1904-1991, collector. GEU
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Short stories
Topic: Donovan, Dick (Fictitious character)
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by Grant, James, 1822-1887; Graff, James H., former owner. GEU
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Topic: Crimean War, 1853-1856
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by Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
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by Cameron, H. Lovett, Mrs
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First published serially in Belgravia, under title: A lover's secret
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by Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873
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Bound in illustrated paper-covered boards
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by Ouida, 1839-1908
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by Grant, James, 1822-1887
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by Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870; Jennings, John A. (John Andrew), b. 1855
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Date of publication from Topp
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by Braddon, M. E. (Mary Elizabeth), 1835-1915
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Topics: Adultery, Physicians' spouses, Middle class
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by Lover, Samuel, 1797-1868; Graff, James H., former owner. GEU
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by Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885
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by Neale, W. Johnson (William Johnson), 1812-1893
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by Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885; Thomas, W. Moy (William Moy), 1828-1910, tr
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by Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873
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Date of publication from Topp
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by Allen, Grant, 1848-1899
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by Reade, Charles, 1814-1884
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by Yates, Edmund Hodgson, 1831-1894
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Essays
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by Arnold, Edwin Lester Linden, d. 1935; Arnold, Edwin, Sir, 1832-1904
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Topic: Phoenicians
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by Neale, W. Johnson (William Johnson), 1812-1893; Graff, James H., former owner. GEU
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Topics: Fishing, Frontier and pioneer life
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by Chamier, Frederick, 1796-1870; Graff, James H., former owner. GEU
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by Braddon, M. E. (Mary Elizabeth), 1835-1915
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by Scott, Michael, 1789-1835; Graff, James H., former owner. GEU
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by Grant, James, 1822-1887; Graff, James H., former owner. GEU
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Topic: Jacobite Rebellion, 1745-1746
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by Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873
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by Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850; Parsons, George Frederic, 1840-1893
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Translation of: La peau de chagrin
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by Grant, James, 1822-1887
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by Verne, Jules, 1828-1905; Hinton, Percival F., former owner. GEU; Lever Brothers Ltd
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Translation of: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers
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by Armstrong, F. C. (Francis Claudius); Graff, James H., former owner. GEU
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by Neale, W. Johnson (William Johnson), 1812-1893; Graff, James H., former owner. GEU
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Topics: Hamilton, Charles, 1738-1800, Great Britain. Royal Navy
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by Fenn, George Manville, 1831-1909
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by Grant, James, 1822-1887
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by Twain, Mark, 1835-1910
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Topic: Humorous stories, American
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by Grant, James, 1822-1887; Graff, James H., former owner. GEU
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by Neale, W. Johnson (William Johnson), 1812-1893; Graff, James H., former owner. GEU
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by Smart, Hawley, 1833-1893; Corbould, Edward Henry, 1815-1905, ill
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Date of publication from Topp
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by Savage, Richard, 1846-1903; Renier, Anne, former owner. GEU; Renier, Fernand Gabriel, 1905- former owner. GEU
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"Copyright"
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by Wood, H. F. (H. Freeman); Craigie, Dorothy, 1901-, collector. GEU; Greene, Graham, 1904-1991, collector. GEU
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Topp, C.W. Victorian yellowbacks & paperbacks, 1849-1905
Topic: Police
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by Lover, Samuel, 1797-1868
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by Clarke, Charles, 1815?-1870; Graff, James H., former owner. GEU
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by Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873
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First published in Blackwood's magazine, 1872-1874
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by Lover, Samuel, 1797-1868
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Topics: Legends, Tales
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by Braddon, M. E. (Mary Elizabeth), 1835-1915
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by Du Boisgobey, Fortuné, 1821-1891; Campbell, Gilbert, Sir, 1838-1899, tr
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"Sole authorised copyright translation."
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by Garibaldi, Giuseppe, 1807-1882; Dumas, Alexandre, 1802-1870; Robson, William, 1785-1863, tr
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Topic: Garibaldi, Giuseppe, 1807-1882
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by Robinson, Emma, 1814-1890
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Attributed to Emma Robinson
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by M'Govan, James; Craigie, Dorothy, 1901-, collector. GEU; Greene, Graham, 1904-1991, collector. GEU
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Short stories
Topic: M'Govan, James (Fictitious character)
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by Ainsworth, William Harrison, 1805-1882; Graff, James H., former owner. GEU
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Topic: Seymour, Thomas Seymour, Baron, 1508?-1549
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by Lever, Charles James, 1806-1872; Graff, James H., former owner. GEU
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by Costello, Dudley, 1803-1865; Graff, James H., former owner. GEU
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Bound in illustrated wrappers
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Topic: Frontier and pioneer life
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by Besant, Walter, Sir, 1836-1901; Rice, James, 1843-1882
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Bound in illustrated paper-covered boards
Topic: Petroleum industry and trade
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by Masterman, J; Graff, James H., former owner. GEU
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Bound in illustrated paper-covered boards
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by Caine, Hall, Sir, 1853-1931
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by Savage, Richard, 1846-1903
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by Grant, James, 1822-1887; Graff, James H., former owner. GEU
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A novel
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by Grant, James, 1822-1887; Graff, James H., former owner. GEU
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Topic: Crimean War, 1853-1856
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by Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, 1803-1873
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Topic: Warwick, Richard Neville, Earl of, 1428-1471
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by Clark, Charles Heber, 1841-1915; Frost, A. B. (Arthur Burdett), 1851-1928, ill
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Added t.p., illustrated
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by Lover, Samuel, 1797-1868; Renier, Anne, former owner. GEU; Renier, Fernand Gabriel, 1905-, former owner. GEU
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by Donovan, Dick, 1843-1934; Craigie, Dorothy, 1901-, collector. GEU; Greene, Graham, 1904-1991, collector. GEU
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Short stories
Topic: Donovan, Dick (Fictitious character)
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by Blackmore, R. D. (Richard Doddridge), 1825-1900
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